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Beyond London. Presented by: Joy Owen. Welcome!. Agenda. Hosteling International Why England? Currency Electronics Phone Transportation Language Food Lodging Next Steps/Summary. What is Hosteling International?.

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beyond london

Beyond London

Presented by: Joy Owen


  • Hosteling International
  • Why England?
  • Currency
  • Electronics
  • Phone
  • Transportation
  • Language
  • Food
  • Lodging
  • Next Steps/Summary
what is hosteling international
What is Hosteling International?

Hostelling International is a nonprofit membership organization that has been serving young travelers for 79 years strong. Founded in 1934 to promote international understanding of the world and its people through hosteling.

In England/Wales, Youth Hostels Association (YHA) is a part of Hostelling International.

YHA Network Map

why england
Why England

But beyond that… England is one of the most beautiful countries in the world!

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Why England
  • 15 National Parks/7,842 square miles
  • More than 140,000 miles of public footpaths
  • Just under 400 Lakes and Reservoirs
  • Canal highways crisscrossing the country
  • What you’ll need:
  • Converter to convert 120 to 240 watts
  • Adapter to convert to UK plugformat


UK plug


  • Check with your provider.
  • If you have a GSM (not CDMA) phone and it’s unlocked, you can get a UK SIM and UK phone number easily. One of the least expensive ways to communicate overseas.
  • Skype
  • Plane
  • Train
  • Car
  • Taxi
  • Bus
  • Underground/Tube(certain cities only)
  • Canal Boat
  • Ferry
  • Foot!

Remember – drive on the LEFT!

is it really english
Is it REALLY English?
  • Hundreds of dialects in the UK.
  • Famous Yorkshire quote:
  • ‘Hear all, see all, say now't, tak' all, keep all, gienow't, and if tha ever does ow't for now't do it for thysen.
  • (Hear all, see all, say nothing. Take all, keep all, give nothing. And if you ever do something for nothing, do it for yourself.)
  • There are regional foods such as Yorkshire pudding and Cornish pasties.
  • Plenty of western restaurants these days (McDonalds and Burger King)
  • Cut costs
    • Have your big meal at lunch
    • Stay at a B&B and get breakfast free
    • Buy food at grocery stores
  • Hotels
  • B&Bs
  • Hostels
  • Caravaning
  • Wild camping –
  • Self-Catering
  • “He stood staring into the wood for a minute, then said: "What is it about the English countryside — why is the beauty so much more than visual? Why does it touch one so?“
  • -Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle
  • More detailed information available at UT Informal Classes.